Good Morning Caregivers – A Fearsome Intimacy

Caregiving Fearsome Intimacy

When we hold our infants in our arms we are filled with awe and hope for the future. We envision a life of promises fulfilled. We never picture them feeding us, holding our hand to keep us from falling, or changing our underthings.  I couldn’t type the word diapers. The thought of losing my dignity to such a degree is truly fearsome.  In my mind I hear the words, “It’s enough to scare the pants off me.”  The irony makes me shudder and chuckle at the same time.

The caregiver and the cared for locked in a fearsome intimacy.  I don’t know where the quote came from.  If I did I would give credit here. What I do know is those five simple words speak a devastating truth.

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  1. Craig
    May 15, 2015 @ 10:15:39

    When a child is growing up, it is always striving to do things for itself…pretty much insisting on it. They are hard fought battles. To have to give up all those wins and revert back to depending upon others is both depressing and heartbreaking.

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    • Bobbi Carducci
      May 18, 2015 @ 12:20:03

      Craig,
      It certainly is heartbreaking and depressing. I admit it scares me. I believe the tongue in cheek comment about aging that says, “Getting old aint for sissies.” Thank you for commenting. I hope to hear from you many times.

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